Masdevallia tonduzii Woolward 1906 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Reichenbachianae Woolw. 1896

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Common Name Tonduz' Masdevallia [Central American Orchid Collector]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters with a cylindric 2/5 to 1/2" [1 to 1.3 cm] long stem enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular bracts carrying a single, erect, fleshy, spatulate, coriaceous, leaf with a petiole at the base that blooms on an suberect to horizontal, [7 to 9 cm] long, few flowered [2 to 3], racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and tubular floral bracts that holds the successively single flower just above the leaf occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Reichantha tonduzii (Woolward) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Systematics of Masdevallia Vol 2 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1558 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXII Systematics of Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Reichantha tonduzii; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo

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